The Renewable Fuels Association wants the Environmental Protection Agency to consider a recent study on the effect of E15 on light-duty vehicles from model years 1994 through 2000 before making a decision on the use of E15, writes RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. Engineering firm Ricardo, which conducted the study, concluded that using E15 "should not adversely affect properly engineered vehicles nor should it cause them to perform in a sub-optimal manner when compared to their performance using E10 blends." These findings, along with ethanol's environmental, economic and national security benefits, should present a compelling case for the EPA not to restrict E15 to newer cars, Dinneen added.

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